FEATURE ARTICLE

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Arizona, USA
YINKA AYEFELE: A MUSIC HOUSE IN TRAVAILS!

“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.” - Henry Ford.

y honest message to Oyo state government and Yinka Ayefele's Music House is that, there are better ways to do things without incurring the wrath of the law. The two subject matters are complicit in the current controversy. On the part of the Music House, you have to follow due process in establishing an entity without some deliberate encumbrances. As a government, you do not have to correct human mistakes through flagrant disregard for the rule of law. We aren't in banana republic! The House of music as a corporate and legal entity may have flouted the environmental laws of Oyo state, but the government should have allowed law to adjudicate the pending case in court.

Meanwhile, the case against the House of Music is still before the competent civil court in Oyo state. The Ajumobi's government to have bulldozed its way into the House of Music is an assault on the rule of law, and it violates moral and the constitutional rights of the corporate organization. My message to Yinka Ayefele as one of his fans and contemporary citizens is to remain steadfast and never allow this ugly incident to discourage him in entertaining his teeming fans and audience. His organization seems to have violated the environmental laws of Oyo state.

Yinka should be cautious and take into cognizance that our society is a contradictory environment. He shouldn't get carried away by societal emotions, rather, he should allow the law to take its course; where his organization has erred, he should recompense unemotionally. Those who love you today may be your worst enemies tomorrow. Yinka Ayefele and his organization should restrain themselves from inflammatory statements that will complicate the pending legal issues. Yinka shouldn't get whipped by emotion that will further complicate the ongoing law suit. In spite of the dysfunctional and dystopian state of our nation, we still have some modicum of rule of law in our system.

The Music House as a corporate and legal entity has its constitutional rights to seek redress if the government of Oyo state has violated its constitutional rights. If Music House wins its case, it might get compensated double the amount or the valuation of its demolished magnificent structure. It might afterall be: Ilé Oba tó jó, ewà ló bù si! “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.” - Henry Ford. Yinka Ayefele is a very humble and hardworking guy. He should take solace in the numerous titles of his past and historic albums that fit into his current travails. He should take a cue from his past unsavory experiences; remain so steadfast while seeking redress in the court of law.


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